We are beginning a big loop around this dry lake bed which shows that this was once a much wetter area. We are also beyond the point where four-wheel drive is recommended. I didn't need it at all but was glad for the high ground clearance. There were spots on this section of road that probably get pretty muddy after a big rain.
Joshua Tree National Park
Part of the Great American West series.
I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.